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Our View: Use of emergency budget alarming

October 4

Filed under Columnists, Editorials, Opinion, Our View

Budget cuts are evident all across campus this year. Currently, Simpson does not even have enough money to replace a broken computer, let alone increase faculty and staff pay. What's alarming is how much of the emergency budget...

Our View: Faculty deserve a pay raise

September 28

Filed under Columnists, Editorials, Opinion, Our View

It's not a news flash that the economy sucks-it's something that the news talks about on (at least) a weekly basis. What may be surprising to Simpson students is how much the school is struggling. The school is under a hiring fr...

Our View: What happened to the May Term we knew?

February 8

Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Our View

It's that time again. Get out the course book and look up something fun and interesting to take for your May Term class. But wait, what if you would like a class to be more beneficial? There have been complaints around campu...

Our View

by Simpsonian Staff

December 10

Filed under Editorials, Our View, Uncategorized

Simpson College took a big step by implementing campus-wide wireless this year. Simpson became the second school in Iowa to offer the service, and it has been utilized and appreciated by students. However, there are still improvemen...

Our View

by Simpsonian Staff

December 2

Filed under Editorials, Our View, Uncategorized

Everyone is being more conscious of how much money they are spending this holiday season. The economy is still not as stable as it used to be, and people have less money to spend. This is especially true for college students ...

Our View-Foreign language should be included in core curriculum

by Simpsonian Staff

November 18

Filed under Editorials, Our View, Uncategorized

The state of Iowa is finally moving toward approving something that has long been lacking in the education system: a core curriculum that will standardize what students need to learn to be successful, That could potentially lev...

Our View

by Simpsonian Staff

November 11

Filed under Editorials, Our View, Uncategorized

Four years ago when we took our tours at Simpson, we walked past Pfeiffer dining hall as our guides explained the plans for the elaborate new student center that would soon be sitting there. We're still waiting. As the Student ...

Our View-It’s up to students to show need for Iowa Tuition Grant

by Simpsonian Staff

November 4

Filed under Editorials, Our View, Uncategorized

People were devastated when Gov. Chet Culver announced the 10 percent across-the-board budget cut last month. Nearly 200 state government positions have already been eliminated. Now, we're beginning to see what impact the budge...

Our View-Dining accommodations important for students

by Simpsonian Staff

October 28

Filed under Editorials, Our View, Uncategorized

Students who live on campus are required to buy meal plans, but a lot of times those meals go unused. The lunch and dinner times at Pfeiffer are already limited. If students have classes from 11 to 2, they can't eat lunch. Even ha...

Our View-May Term revisions may be necessary

by Simpsonian Staff

October 15

Filed under Editorials, Our View, Uncategorized

Last year when the newly created Office of International Education instituted new policies on enrollment in May Term international travel courses, there were some kinks in the process. The deadlines for applications and the new...

Our View-Rivalries build community

by Simpsonian Staff

October 7

Filed under Editorials, Our View, Uncategorized

It's homecoming week at Simpson College. The red and gold banners are waving. The hunt for the medallion is on, and fans are gearing up for Saturday's game. This year we're taking on Central, our IIAC rivals. Much has been ma...

Our View-Hard work of many kept students here

by Simpsonian Staff

September 23

Filed under Editorials, Our View, Uncategorized

Last year, everyone worried what the landscape of our campus would look like in terms of enrollment after the economy took a nose-dive. Would we be able to draw students to campus? Would they stay to complete their education?...